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Archive: Bike Law Oregon

Rick Bernardi Jul 28, 2015

When the Beatles were in the studio recording what has gone down in music history as “the most important rock & roll album ever made,” Paul McCartney, working on one of his songs, sang “it’s getting better all the time”… to which John Lennon replied “it couldn’t get no worse.” Bicycling advocacy is like that. […]

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Bob Mionske May 22, 2015

Back in the 80’s, one of the guys I used to race against was Steve Remy, now Team Director for Monster Media Racing Team.  Our paths crossed again last year, this time with us wearing the same kit on Team Guinness.  So when Steve asked me to speak in front of the Monster Media Racing […]

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Oregon Bike Light Laws
Bob Mionske Dec 24, 2014

Hint: It’s not just at night… Now that winter has arrived, days are shorter than at any other time of the year, and nights are longer. Adding to this, daylight saving time has ended for the year. All of this means an increased chance that you may be riding in darkness in the morning and […]

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Bob Mionske Dec 08, 2014

At Least In Some Cities.  Is Your City On The List?  Ride a bike, and sooner or later you will notice that drivers often receive preferential treatment under the law. Our streets are often designed with drivers in mind, with little or no thought given to cyclists. If you are hit by a careless driver, […]

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Bob Mionske Nov 12, 2014

Bicycle helmets have been in the news lately. Last month, Bike Law Illinois attorney Brendan Kevenides reported that an Illinois case may have some potential to hold Illinois cyclists liable for their own head injuries if they are hit by a car and are not wearing a helmet. The day before that report came out, […]

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Bob Mionske Oct 27, 2014

Bike Law Bob Mionske gives insurance advice for riders in Oregon and most everywhere else.

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Bob Mionske Sep 05, 2014

A cyclist was seriously injured in an Oregon bicycle accident on Wednesday morning. The cyclist, Richard Barrett, 67, of Corvallis, Oregon was riding his bicycle on the shoulder of NW Hill Road in McMinnville, Oregon at 9:30 A.M. when a tractor-trailer towing heavy duty farm machinery began to pass. Although the truck itself did not collide with […]

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Bob Mionske Sep 02, 2014

A driver who killed a cyclist near Rainier, Oregon has been arrested and booked into the Columbia County Jail on charges of First Degree Manslaughter, Felony Hit and Run, and a misdemeanor out of Washington County for Fail to Appear. Oregon State Police report that the driver, 34-year-old Kristopher Lee Woodruff, of Vernonia, Oregon was […]

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Bob Mionske Aug 22, 2014

A collision with an automobile is the greatest fear most people have about cycling; in fact, the fear of a collision with an automobile is the single greatest impediment to getting more people on bikes—many people want to ride, but don’t feel safe when bicycle infrastructure is inadequate or nonexistent.  Although a collision with an […]

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Bike Law May 16, 2014

Gerald Apple was returning home from a ride. One left turn, and he would be in his driveway. But as he began turning, a driver coming up behind him passed Gerald on the left, hit Gerald, and knocked him into a drainage ditch in front of his home. Miraculously, Gerald wasn’t killed, but he suffered […]

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Bob Mionske May 08, 2014

Bike Law Bob (I/Peter actually refer to him as Mr. Mionske) writes (and has written for years) a monthly column in Bicycling Magazine called “Road Rights” in which he tackles a different bike law issue every issue.  The archive of his articles covers every possible aspect of representing cyclists in bicycle accidents and promoting the rights […]

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Peter Wilborn Jan 27, 2014

We (Ann and Peter) are thrilled to welcome Bob Mionske to the Bike Law Team.   Bob is a guru on bike law.  If you don’t already know, Bob is a  Portland, OR attorney and cycling advocate who  handles bicycle accidents and stands up for cyclists’ rights across the country.  He is also a former […]

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